A Brief Prelude

Eileen and I were originally scheduled to leave El Paso and start a 9-month road trip in mid-January but we both experienced a string of medical issues that prevented us from departing until late February. This left us less than four weeks before we were scheduled to fly to Ghana in West Africa for a […]

Monsoonal Madness

We left northern New Mexico on August 4, heading towards the borderlands to look for plants dependent on monsoonal rains. On the way, we drove through Petrified Forest National Park to look for Parryella filifolia, a pea family shrub, which we easily located. Trees and shrubs can usually be identified even if not flowering or […]

Return to the Subtropics

We left the Lower Rio Grande Valley on Dec. 1 and headed for Florida, where we plan to wait a couple months for our new truck to be manufactured and for the worst of the COVID crisis in El Paso to pass. Camping in most of Florida in winter virtually requires reservations far in advance. […]